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MILLERTON — They seem like ordinary citizens, going about their everyday activities while plying their talents behind closed door. Then once a year, their inner Elves emerge, and as if by magic the fruits of their labors appear at the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex. There for one special day the building becomes Santa’s North East Pole as it houses the annual Holiday Craft Fair. 

The huge community room, often used for events such as concerts, movies, speakers and even elections, is filled with good cheer as neighbors visit with neighbors while they shop for...

Millerton

Rock Steady Farm celebrates fall

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MILLERTON — Perched at 41 Kaye Road in Millerton, Rock Steady Farm finished the month of October with a special fall farm party for the community on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Collaborating with The Watershed Center, WILDSEED Community Farm & Healing Village and Linke Fligl, the farm’s festivities kicked off with live music with a few spoken word and theatrical performances in between. In spite of the stormy weather, the party had a fantastic turnout with a fair amount of people arriving in their Halloween costumes.

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Hallowed halls, creepy walls

Just in time for Halloween, the NorthEast-Millerton Library invited trick or treaters to stop by at its Haunted Library on Saturday, Oct. 27. Library volunteers and teens from the North East Community Center’s Teen Team dressed in costumes and took children on a tour among the decorated bookshelves. According to Library Youth Services Coordinator Kristin McClune, roughly 75 children attended.

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A look back on Terni’s, and its place in the village of Millerton

MILLERTON — Turn the calendar of Millerton back some six or seven decades and take a long look at Terni’s store, where Main Street curves downhill to Route 22. 
There, to hear owner Phil Terni tell it, in the evening hours, after super had been served and dishes cleared away by the women of the house, after lamps had been lit and curtains drawn, veterans of “The Big One — WWII” would gather.  

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Village Board discusses grants, Rail Trail and solar law at monthly meeting

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MILLERTON — From minor appointments to upcoming  projects, Village Board members put their heads together to discuss small changes taking place in the village at a meeting on Monday, Oct. 15.
All of the village trustees were in attendance as well as five community members.

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Trick or treat!

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MILLERTON— The NorthEast-Millerton Library partnered with the North East Community Center’s (NECC)Millerton Farmers Market for a  Halloween preview on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Children were encouraged to come to the library dressed in costumes. After a couple of songs and stories, the children walked over to the market for an afternoon of Halloween fun.
With rain in the forecast, the market and its vendors moved their wares inside the Millerton United Methodist Church, where witches, monsters and ghosts enlivened the space with Halloween spirit.

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Predatory animal caught on camera

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MILLERTON — In August, The Millerton News reported on animals being attacked at local farms. Some of the farmers suspected a mountain lion, though the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) discounted that possibility. Now, months later, a possible predator has been captured on camera by Dashing Star Farm owner Lynn Mordas. Mordas said she suspected it was a large coyote or coyote/wolf hybrid. There’s been no confirmation of either.

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Artists make their contribution to bettering the world

MILLLERTON— Artists can be in the enviable position of using their talents to help others — not simply by enriching the everyday lives of their patrons who enjoy the resulting work, but by generously sharing the proceeds of that work with those in need. 

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Village Board assesses police practices in Millerton

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MILLERTON— The Village Board took a moment to discuss local police practices during its meeting on Monday, Oct. 15. All village trustees were in attendance as well as five community members.

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Reading ‘round

The NorthEast-Millerton Library paired up with Oblong Books & Music to host an author visit from Randall de Seve on Saturday, Oct. 20. Held in the children’s section of the library, five youngsters formed a circle around the author and listened with keen interest to her charming new book, “Zola’s Elephant.” In honor of Fire Prevention Week, de Seve also read aloud from another book of hers, “A Fire Truck Named Red.”

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In memory of Chad, the Hair Lounge opens

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MILLERTON — After 13 years as the eponymous owner of Chad’s Hair Studio, the late Chad Malarchuk’s legacy lives on in a new salon, the Hair Lounge, thanks to his former employees.
Malarchuk was known for his cheerfulness and for his willingness to help those in need. He died unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 28, at the age of 46.
Loren Whiteley said she cherished her time working at Chad’s Hair Studio. Malarchuk was the best boss she ever had; she said working with him was like being part of a big family. 

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